I had surgery Wednesday to remove a benign mass in my right submandibular salivary gland. When I awoke in recovery I was disappointed. For a moment I was disappointed that I did not wake up in heaven.
This world is not my home. My citizenship is in heaven and I eagerly await our Savior’s return. Until then, I have work to do here on earth, good work that God prepared in advance for me to do.
Yes, I was momentarily disappointed.
Then I was reminded that God is my creator. He is the potter and Read more [...]
From last spring. The losses I've experienced no longer cause me daily pain. Instead, I long for Home in ways I never had before.
"In grief support groups, parents often speak of an unending sadness. They say no matter what they do, even when they appear to others to be happy, they are sad under all the smiles and laughter.
In my life, I would describe the feeling more as a longing, not sadness..."
Read more: Underlying Sadness
Four years ago my life changed after a knock at the door. It is never good when a police officer is at your door before 6:00 am. My life was changed. God has been with me every step of the way. Read about that day here: The Day My Life Changed Forever: August 13, 2013
I have heard many bereaved parents say, "I'm afraid my child will be forgotten!"This is one reason so many parents start foundations and other charitable works in their child's name; they want their child's legacy to continue. They want their child to be remembered. Parents start safety programs in their child's name to help keep other children from dying the way theirs did. They donate to the hospital where their child was treated and have plaques posted with the Read more [...]
If you have been praying for someone...
If you have loved ones you wish would turn from their sin...
If it seems to have been so long...
I want to encourage you.
Don't give up!
Pray without ceasing.
You are not alone. God hears your prayers.
My mom was a bitter, abusive drunk. I prayed for 14 years after I became a Christian that she would get sober. She didn't go to AA or get sober.
In her last hours, she accepted Christ. She prayed. Read more [...]
So many hurting people crave comfort. They crave a sign that they are going to be okay or that their departed loved ones are okay.
(Last week I shared a quote from "God's Healing in Grief." The article is "Are They Okay.")
Grieving people crave comfort so much that they may be deceived into believing that a butterfly that lands on them is their loved one come to give them a sign. Or that a rainbow or cardinal is a gift from their departed family member. Or a heart in the clouds indicates their Read more [...]
The following is a quote from God's Healing in Grief, an inductive Bible study available from Precept Ministries International.
"Dear one, if your loved ones were believers in Jesus Christ, if they were Christians, Jesus knows them and He gave them eternal life. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. They are okay; you have no need to worry or be concerned about them. They are in the presence of Christ and will live eternally with God. But while you are living in your earthly body, Read more [...]